Monday, October 24, 2005

Time's 100 Books Again (Sort Of)

Like an alcoholic to whiskey, I can't help but come back to this topic again and again and again. This time, though, there's a twist. The Morning News has collected a bunch of one-star reviews of these books from Amazon.

Some of these are absolutely hilarious. My favorite is for Gravity's Rainbow:
“When one contrasts Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five with this book, it’s like comparing an Olympic sprinter with an obese man running for the bus with a hot dog in one hand and a soda in the other.”

As far as it goes, I think this review is accurate, but it really misses the point of the sprawling genius of the book. Go check out the rest. (via kottke)

NP: "Fun to Be Happy" - Love Tractor

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